Very true. If someone is always wanting money for gas or smokes or for you to pay for things or sacrifice things important to you, it won't turn out well. Your time spent on a person is always more important than anything money can buy.
Just be yourself. The reason everyone is looking at that person in the room has nothing to do with what they wear, how they look or what they have. Its their confidence and authenticity, thats something you cant buy let alone fake.